Author Archive | Arabella Wickham

Weekly Security Update 16 - 24 April 2013

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk COUNTRY OVERVIEW At least 235 people have died in a week marred by election violence and government brinkmanship, bringing the total number of fatalities this year to approx. 1541. The situation in Iraq remains tense as voters deal with the results of a disappointing election and an emboldened government […]

Weekly Security Update

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk COUNTRY OVERVIEW After a brief week-long hiatus the intensity and number of high impact attacks against political and sectarian targets increased with bombings countrywide as Iraqis prepare to go to the polls on Saturday to vote for members of provincial councils in a ballot that will be a measure […]

Weekly Security Update 26 March - 01 April

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk COUNTRY OVERVIEW After the hiatus of last week Iraq has once again seen increased levels of violence, especially in Baghdad province and along the Tigris River valley, with the ISF and provincial politicians from both sides of the sectarian divide bearing the brunt of the violence.  In line with […]

Weekly Security Update 20 - 26 March 2013

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk COUNTRY OVERVIEW  After the elevated levels of violence last week, especially high impact bombings, Iraq has this last week seen a hiatus in insurgent attacks and activity. Whilst the daily churn of violence remains omnipresent and suggest a continued strengthening of the Sunni insurgency, the country has been spared […]

Weekly Security Update

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk COUNTRY OVERVIEW Overall levels of incidents remained steady in Iraq this week with marginal increases seen in Baghdad and Nineveh provinces.  The number of suicide attacks, especially in the north and centre of the country, remain at an elevated level with 3 to 4 attacks reported in Nineveh, Salah […]

Weekly Security Update

    By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk COUNTRY OVERVIEW Heightened levels of violence and increased sectarian tensions dominated reporting in Iraq this week.  The relative uneasy calm of last week was shattered by an increase in bombings, IDF attacks and assassinations across the country, with the majority of the violence predominantly in the North […]

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Weekly Security Update

By Tom Walker, Director, Assaye Risk. The past week in Iraq has been dominated by the worsening political crisis that continues to engulf the Al-Maliki administration at both the international and domestic level.  With inflammatory political discourse, a possible Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) secession and divisive Al-Maliki politics leading both the international and domestic news […]